[bach] Informal.
a bachelor.
New Zealand. a small weekend or vacation house or shack.
bach it, to live alone or share living quarters with someone of the same sex, usually doing one's own housework, cooking, laundry, etc.

1850–55, Americanism; by shortening

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Johann Sebastian [yoh-hahn si-bas-chuhn; German yoh-hahn zey-bahs-tee-ahn] , 1685–1750, German organist and composer.
his sons: Carl Philipp Emanuel [kahrl fil-ip i-man-yoo-uhl; German kahrl fee-lip ey-mah-noo-el] 1714–88; Johann Christian [kris-chuhn; German kris-tee-ahn] 1735–82; Johann Christoph Friedrich [kris-tof free-drik; German kris-tawf free-drikh] 1732–95; and Wilhelm Friedemann [wil-helm free-duh-mahn; German vil-helm free-duh-mahn] 1710–84, German organists and composers.
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bach1 (bax, bɑːk)
(Welsh) a term of friendly address: used esp after a person's name
[Welsh, literally: little one]

bach2 (bætʃ)
1.  a variant spelling of batch
2.  a simple cottage, esp at the seaside

Bach (German bax)
1.  Johann Christian (joˈhan ˈkrɪstjan), 11th son of J. S. Bach. 1735--82, German composer, called the English Bach, resident in London from 1762
2.  Johann Christoph (ˈkrɪstɔf). 1642--1703, German composer: wrote oratorios, cantatas, and motets, some of which were falsely attributed to J. S. Bach, of whom he was a distant relative
3.  Johann Sebastian (joˈhan zeˈbastjan). 1685--1750, German composer: church organist at Arnstadt (1703--07) and Mühlhausen (1707--08); court organist at Weimar (1708--17); musical director for Prince Leopold of Köthen (1717--28); musical director for the city of Leipzig (1728--50). His output was enormous and displays great vigour and invention within the northern European polyphonic tradition. His works include nearly 200 cantatas and oratorios, settings of the Passion according to St John (1723) and St Matthew (1729), the six Brandenburg Concertos (1720--21), the 48 preludes and fugues of the Well-tempered Clavier (completed 1744), and the Mass in B Minor (1733--38)
4.  Karl (orCarl) Philipp Emanuel (karl ˈfiːlɪp eˈmaːnuɛl), 3rd son of J. S. Bach. 1714--88, German composer, chiefly of symphonies, keyboard sonatas, and church music
5.  Wilhelm Friedemann (ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈfriːdəman), eldest son of J. S. Bach. 1710--84, German composer: wrote nine symphonies and much keyboard and religious music

batch or bach2 (bætʃ)
1.  (intr) (of a man) to do his own cooking and housekeeping
2.  to live alone
bach or bach2

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Word Origin & History

1855, clipped form of bachelor (q.v.). Also in colloquial Amer.Eng. use as a verb (1870) meaning "to live as an unmarried man," esp. to do one's own cooking and cleaning.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Example sentences for bach
The origins of the keyboard concerto are to be found in such concertos by bach.
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